Interfax (14.11.2016) – – Kyrgyz security forces have shut down a cell of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an extremist religious organization (banned in Russia and Kyrgyzstan), which propagated the ideas of overthrowing the country’s constitutional system on the Internet, a spokesperson for the republic’s State National Security Committee told Interfax on Monday.


“On November 10, a joint operation with the Interior Ministry in the city of Bishkek and Chui region exposed the illegal activity of a governing cell of the extremist religious organization Hizb ut-Tahrir and its media platform,, through which the organization received program settings and prohibited literature sent by its foreign centers for subsequent distribution via the extremist network’s channels among the Kyrgyz population,” the spokesperson said.


“The contents of the discovered literature call for the overthrow of the constitutional system and the building of a Caliphate, a theocratic state,” the official said.


“Searches conducted as part of the criminal inquiry at the suspects’ home addresses led to the seizure of a substantial volume of extremist literature, electronic data storage media, office equipment (computers, laptops, tablets) and other substantial evidence of the criminal activity of the 12 citizens of the republic,” he added.

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